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Monday, January 24, 2011

Grasscloth Walls

Covering walls in grasscloth wallpaper is one of the most beautiful ways to add warmth and texture to a room.  Grasscloth walls are classic, and they look good in a variety of styles, from a casual beach house to even the most formal Manhattan apartment.  In a room that is lacking in strong architectural details, grasscloth adds visual interest without being too overwhelming.  It's not as busy as traditional wallpaper patterns, and it is available in nearly every color you can imagine.  Grasscloth adds an extra layer of dimension that you can't accomplish with paint alone.  Although I don't have any in my home at the moment, it's on my list!

Elle Decor

Coastal Living

Elle Decor


Phoebe Howard

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Coastal Living

John Willey

I don't know the first thing about hanging wallpaper, but it seems to me like it might be worth paying a professional to do the job right.  Phillip Jeffries Ltd is one of the best-known sources of grasscloth wallpaper, carrying a variety of grasscloth colors and textural patterns.  Do you have grasscloth walls in your house?


10 comments:

laura Casey Interiors said...

Check out Twenty2.com I love their grasscloths and they are so affordable.

Barbara @ Haus Design said...

What a great post! I saw a recent post of Kate Spade's home with some grasscloth in her bedroom, with abstract art set against it. It looks sooo good. I posted a picture of it on my blog if you want to take a look! I plan to do something similar in our house when we build - I'm excited to use it and don't think I'll grow tired of it.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Grasscloth is also on my list when we re-build...it adds so much warmth!! Thanks for the source! Take care, Caroline

Mary said...

The only thing that bothers me about grasscloth are how the seams show. Otherwise I love it.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I LOVE grasscloth- that bluey/grey office is one of my favourite rooms of all time- gorgeous!

The Devoted Classicist said...

Grasscloth is great, but just remember to avoid those "creative" colorways and combinations from the 70s. It is difficult to install so a professional paperhanger is recommended. And no, it is not a myth, grasscloth is made from Kudzu, that overpowering vine planted by the WPA in the 1930s to prevent soil erosion across the South.

kayce hughes said...

We do and I love it.

TN Mimi said...

I had grasscloth in the foyer of my former home and loved it. Unfortunately my cats did also...It provides a great look.

A Perfect Gray said...

I really want to try grasscloth - love the texture...

Chic Coles said...

We are loving the coastal living rooms!

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